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Rex Hill Mine (Mt Rex Mine), Rossarden mining district, Northern Midlands municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Rex Hill Mine (Mt Rex Mine)Mine
Rossarden mining districtMining District
Northern Midlands municipalityMunicipality
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 42' 49'' South , 147° 39' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rossarden172 (2014)8.4km
Fingal448 (2014)26.6km
Campbell Town925 (2012)27.5km
Mathinna196 (2014)32.4km
Blessington203 (2018)32.5km


Located west of Rossarden, this underground mine was last worked in the early 1900's.
Located approximately 10.6 kms North from Avoca.

An abandoned Sn(+/-Pb, Ag) mine.
The mine was original worked for silver and lead before 1900 and later for its tin.

There are small open stopes and dumps of waste material containing some interesting specimens.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Muscovite var:
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Canfieldite2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Canfieldite2.5.6.2Ag8SnS6
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S CanfielditeAg8SnS6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag CanfielditeAg8SnS6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn CanfielditeAg8SnS6
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

References

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1. Blissett, A. H. (1959): The geology of the Rossarden - Storeys Creek district. Tasmania Dept. Mines, Geol. Survey, Bull. No. 46, 1-117.
2. Urquhart G. (1967): The Rex Hill Mine, Geological Survey Report No.9.
3. Bottrill, RS & Baker, WE (2008): A Catalogue of The Minerals of Tasmania, Tasmanian Geological Survey Bulletin 73.

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